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Download as PDF 53712 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 176 / Tuesday, September 12, 2006 / Notices outline of the presentation. Alternately, at the meeting, attendees may request to address ACCSH by signing the public comment request sheet and listing the interests they represent (e.g., the name of the businesses or organizations) and topics to be addressed. Requests to present to or address the committee may be granted at the ACCSH Chair’s discretion and as time permits. Attendees and interested parties may also submit written data, views, or comments, preferably with 20 copies, to Ms. Chatmon at the address above or at the ACCSH meeting. OSHA will provide submissions to ACCSH members and will include the submissions in the record of the meeting. Individuals needing special accommodations for the ACCSH meeting should contact Ms. Chatmon by October 2, 2006. ACCSH Work Groups ACCSH Work Groups will not meet in conjunction with this ACCSH meeting. For further information on ACCSH work group meetings or participating in them, please contact Michael Buchet at the address above or look at the ACCSH page on OSHA’s Web page. Authority and Signature: Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this notice under the authority granted by section 7 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 656), section 107 of the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (Construction Safety Act) (40 U.S.C. 3701 et seq.), and Secretary of Labor’s Order No. 5–2002 (67 FR 65008). Signed at Washington, DC, this 6th day of September 2006. Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., Assistant Secretary of Labor. [FR Doc. E6–15023 Filed 9–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION Sunshine Act Meetings of the Board of Directors and of the Board’s Finance Committee The Legal Services Corporation Board of Directors and of the Board’s Finance Committee will meet on September 18, 2006, in the order set forth below. The Board meeting will immediately follow the Finance Committee meeting. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES TIMES AND DATES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:16 Sep 11, 2006 Jkt 208001 MEETING SCHEDULE Monday, September 18, 2006 1. Finance Committee 2. Board of Directors Time 1 p.m. Upon conclusion of the Finance Committee meeting. LOCATION: The Legal Services Corporation, 3rd Floor Conference Center, 3333 K Street, NW., Washington, DC. STATUS OF MEETINGS: Open, except as noted below. • Status: Board of Directors Meeting—Open, except that a portion of the meeting of the Board of Directors may be closed to the public pursuant to a vote of the Board of Directors. At the closed session, the Board will receive briefings 1 from the Inspector General on the status of the investigation of California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA) and the investigation requested by Congressmen Enzi, Grassley and Cannon, and from LSC management on CRLA referral issues. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Monday, September 18, 2006 Finance Committee; Agenda 1. Approval of agenda. 2. Approval of the minutes of the Committee’s meeting of July 29, 2006. 3. Presentation of the Financial Report through July 31, 2006. 4. Consider and act on the LSC FY 2008 Budget Request. a. Presentation by ABA. b. Presentation by NLADA. c. Presentation by LSC Management. d. Presentation by OIG. e. Other Public Comment. 5. Consider and act on other business. 6. Consider and act on adjournment. Board of Directors; Agenda 1. Approval of agenda. 2. Approval of minutes of the Board’s meeting of July 29, 2006. 3. Approval of minutes of the Executive Session of the Board’s meeting of July 29, 2006. 4. 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Special Needs: Upon request, meeting notices will be made available in alternate formats to accommodate visual and hearing impairments. Individuals who have a disability and need an accommodation to attend the meeting may notify Patricia D. Batie, at (202) 295–1500. Dated: September 8, 2006. Victor M. Fortuno, Vice President for Legal Affairs, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary. [FR Doc. 06–7619 Filed 9–8–06; 1:57 pm] BILLING CODE 7050–01–P MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Open Session PO 00000 5. Staff report on the CBS News story of August 13, 2006 and the Associated Press story of August 14, 2006 and LSC’s response(s) thereto. 6. Chairman’s report. 7. Consider and act on report of the Board’s Finance Committee. 8. Consider and act on other business. 9. Public comment. 10. Consider and act on whether to authorize non-public briefings of the Board as per the items listed below under Closed Session. SUMMARY: The U.S. Merit Systems Board is requesting approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to conduct employee surveys for a period of three years from the approval date. Before submitting the Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval, MSPB is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the information collection in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). In this regard, we are soliciting comments on the public reporting burden. The reporting burden for the E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 176 / Tuesday, September 12, 2006 / Notices collection of information on this form is estimated to average 30 minutes per respondent, including time for reviewing instructions and completing the survey. In addition, the MSPB invites comments on (1) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of MSPB’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of MSPB’s estimate of burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques, when appropriate, and other forms of information technology. DATES: According to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.10, MSPB plans to submit an ICR to OMB for review and approval following the 60 day comment period. Comments must be received on or before November 9, 2006. You may submit comments via any of the following methods: E-mail: mspb.study@mspb.gov. Include ‘‘Employee Surveys’’ in the subject line of the message. Fax: (202) 653–7211. Mail: Cynthia Ferentinos, U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, Room 511, 1615 M St., NW., Washington, DC 20419. ADDRESSES: For information on the survey questions, contact Cynthia Ferentinos by phone on 202–653–6772, ext. 1334, by FAX on 202–653–7211, or by e-mail at cynthia.ferentinos@mspb.gov. You may contact Ms. Ferentinos V/TDD at 1–800– 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Proposed Project sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES ’’Career Advancement Survey of Federal Employees’’ As part of its purpose, MSPB is responsible for conducting studies of the Federal civil service to ensure that all Federal government agencies follow merit systems practices and avoid prohibited personnel practices. To support this research agenda, MSPB periodically conducts surveys of samples of Federal employees. To obtain insight into the current perspectives, MSPB requests approval to conduct additional surveys over the next three years. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:16 Sep 11, 2006 Jkt 208001 The content of these surveys will focus on the career progression strategies utilized by Federal employees. In particular, we will examine if advancement techniques vary between groups of employees and evaluate the outcomes associated with each approach. We also plan to identify perceptions held by employees regarding discrimination and strategies that may have been used to overcome this potential barrier. In addition to the primary survey which is designed to cover all employees, we may also design a limited number of more narrowly focused surveys, which address issues unique to subpopulations of Federal employees (e.g., people with disabilities). Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and record keeping burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.5 hours per respondent. Respondents/Affected Entities: Participants are selected via stratified random sampling to facilitate a representative sample of Federal employees. Estimated Number of Respondents: 46,000. Frequency of Response: Once. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 23,000. Dated: September 11, 2006. Bentley M. Roberts, Jr., Clerk of the Board. [FR Doc. E6–15025 Filed 9–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7401–01–P NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Revision to a Currently Approved Information Collections; Comment Request National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). ACTION: Request for comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The NCUA intends to submit the following information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). This information collection is published to obtain comments from the public. DATES: Comments will be accepted until November 13, 2006. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to NCUA Clearance Officer listed below: Clearance Officer: Mr. Neil McNamara, National Credit Union PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53713 Administration, 1775 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314–3428. Fax No. 703–837–2861. E-mail: mcnamara@ncua.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or a copy of the information collection request, should be directed to Tracy Sumpter at the National Credit Union Administration, 1775 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314–3428, or at (703) 518–6444. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposal for the following collection of information: OMB Number: 3133–0108. Form Number: N/A Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Title: Monitoring Bank Secrecy Act Compliance. Description: The collection is needed to allow NCUA to determine whether credit unions have established a program reasonably designed to assure and monitor their compliance with currency recordkeeping and reporting requirements established by Federal statute and Department of Treasury Regulations. Respondents: Federally Insured Credit Unions. Estimated No. of Respondents/ Recordkeepers: 8,695. Estimated Burden Hours Per Response: 3 hours. Frequency of Response: Recordkeeping and annually. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 26,218. Estimated Total Annual Cost: 0. By the National Credit Union Administration Board on September 5, 2006. Mary Rupp, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E6–15028 Filed 9–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7535–01–P NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Revision to a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). ACTION: Request for comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The NCUA intends to submit the following information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1

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MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection

AGENCY: Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Merit Systems Board is requesting approval from the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to conduct employee surveys for a 
period of three years from the approval date. Before submitting the 
Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval, 
MSPB is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the information 
collection in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
    In this regard, we are soliciting comments on the public reporting 
burden. The reporting burden for the

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collection of information on this form is estimated to average 30 
minutes per respondent, including time for reviewing instructions and 
completing the survey. In addition, the MSPB invites comments on (1) 
whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the 
proper performance of MSPB's functions, including whether the 
information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of MSPB's 
estimate of burden of the proposed collection of information, including 
the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to 
enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on respondents, including through the use of automated 
collection techniques, when appropriate, and other forms of information 
technology.

DATES: According to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.10, MSPB 
plans to submit an ICR to OMB for review and approval following the 60 
day comment period. Comments must be received on or before November 9, 
2006.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments via any of the following methods:
    E-mail: mspb.study@mspb.gov. Include ``Employee Surveys'' in the 
subject line of the message.
    Fax: (202) 653-7211.
    Mail: Cynthia Ferentinos, U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, Room 
511, 1615 M St., NW., Washington, DC 20419.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the survey 
questions, contact Cynthia Ferentinos by phone on 202-653-6772, ext. 
1334, by FAX on 202-653-7211, or by e-mail at 
cynthia.ferentinos@mspb.gov. You may contact Ms. Ferentinos V/TDD at 1-
800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Proposed Project

''Career Advancement Survey of Federal Employees''

    As part of its purpose, MSPB is responsible for conducting studies 
of the Federal civil service to ensure that all Federal government 
agencies follow merit systems practices and avoid prohibited personnel 
practices. To support this research agenda, MSPB periodically conducts 
surveys of samples of Federal employees. To obtain insight into the 
current perspectives, MSPB requests approval to conduct additional 
surveys over the next three years.
    The content of these surveys will focus on the career progression 
strategies utilized by Federal employees. In particular, we will 
examine if advancement techniques vary between groups of employees and 
evaluate the outcomes associated with each approach. We also plan to 
identify perceptions held by employees regarding discrimination and 
strategies that may have been used to overcome this potential barrier. 
In addition to the primary survey which is designed to cover all 
employees, we may also design a limited number of more narrowly focused 
surveys, which address issues unique to subpopulations of Federal 
employees (e.g., people with disabilities).
    Burden Statement: The annual public reporting and record keeping 
burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.5 
hours per respondent.
    Respondents/Affected Entities: Participants are selected via 
stratified random sampling to facilitate a representative sample of 
Federal employees.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 46,000.
    Frequency of Response: Once.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 23,000.

    Dated: September 11, 2006.
Bentley M. Roberts, Jr.,
Clerk of the Board.
[FR Doc. E6-15025 Filed 9-11-06; 8:45 am]
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